Police said eight vehicles were broken into and one stolen from Walkley, Farnham, and Dorset roads in the eastern Farmington Avenue/Fern Street area. Officers discovered the burglaries during their patrols prior to any residential complaints.
Entry to four of the eight vehicles was gained by smashing a window, according to police.
"Most often than not the suspects are not going to break windows to enter a vehicle unless they observe valuables in plain view," said Lt. Ted Stoneburner. "We ask our citizens to use common sense in regards to leaving valuables in their vehicle. Don’t leave pocketbooks, wallets, laptops, cellphones, GPS units, change in the cup holders or any item of value out in the open."
While investigating, officers noticed a pile of glass in the driveway of 39 Farnham Road, but a vehicle was not there. They later determined that a 2013 grey Nissan Sentra, bearing CT license plate 866ZVS, was stolen out of the driveway.
Police said the owner reported that the key to the vehicle was in a purse on the front seat.
"We would like our citizens to know that if you see something that just doesn’t seem quite right or normal, please call the West Hartford Police Department at 860-523-5203," Stoneburner said.